Building and Digging
“This book builds on these insights by digging into animacy as a specific kind of affective and material construct that is not only nonneutral in relation to animals, humans, and living and dead things, but is shaped by race and sexuality, mapping various biopolitical realizations of animacy in the contemporary culture of the United States.”
Animacies Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect MEL Y. CHEN
Chen, Mel (2012-07-02). Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Perverse modernities) (p. iii). Duke University Press. Kindle Edition.